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Highlights in Orihuela
- La Zenia y Campoamor
- Golf courses
- Salvador and Santa Maria Cathedral
- The Poet Miguel Hernández
- Rice dishes
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Orihuela
Whether seeking a weekend getaway or a summer holiday destination, Orihuela has something for everyone! Choose from hundreds of strategically located city-centre apartments, beachfront lettings and luxury villas, all fully equipped and exquisitely decorated. Some of them are pet friendly too!Spacious holiday rentals and lettings with terrace
Whether travelling with your partner, family or friends, in Orihuela you will find the ideal rental. There are many different options to choose from. If you want to be near the beach and within walking distance of the city’s many attractions, a city-centre or beachfront rental with your own terrace and swimming pool is your best bet. If you crave privacy, nothing better than a spacious luxury villa with beautiful exteriors, perfect for organising barbeques and dining al fresco with family or friends. Other options include jacuzzi, sauna, air conditioning, chimney, spectacular sea views,... Either way you’ll have everything you need to make your stay a perfect one!
Holiday in Orihuela
The area and getting around
This is a beautiful Mediterranean town situated in the southeast of the province of Alicante, on Spain’s spectacular Costa Blanca. Orihuela offers visitors the perfect combination of sea and sun, with 18 kilometres of coastline, a monumental city centre, vast natural areas and four excellent eighteen-hole golf courses.If you want to soak up the sun, you’ll love its idyllic, fine sand beaches, secluded coves, lofty sea cliffs and turquoise waters, perfect for bathing, fishing and scuba diving. Tourist favourites are Cabo Roig, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Punta Prima, Campoamor and Mil Palmeras. All surrounded by breathtaking landscapes of pinewood, almond trees, lemon groves and magnificent golf courses.Visit the city or take a tour for the dayMoving around is surprisingly easy. Orihuela has bus routes linking it to nearby tourist destinations such as Torrevieja, Pilar de la Horadada and Guardamar del Segura. Orihuela’s historic quarter has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site because of its impressive architectural wealth where you can visit the gothic cathedral or Casa la Pedrera, a grand design house by the lake.
Travellers and activities
The remains of a great fortress built atop San Miguel mountain, the old Montserrat sanctuary, the 14th century Gothic church of Santiago, the 13th century Cathedral, built on the remains of an Arab temple, and wonderful museums, such as the Archaeological Museum of Orihuela make of Orihuela a place with rich culture and wonderful artistic and historical heritage. In addition, Orihuela is the hometown of the famous Spanish poet, Miguel Hernández, where his house has now been turned into a museum and it is definitely worth a visit. Other major highlights include its lively Easter Week processions and Moors and Christians festival in July which are definitely a must-see when planning your holidays around that time. Live the traditions like a local and immerse yourself into the traditions, including Orihuela’s cuisine that ranges from it famous crusty rice and seafood paella to traditional dishes like migas, altabellacos, cucurrones and delicious desserts of Arab origin. What are you waiting for?Orihuela for golf lovers
Orihuela boasts a wide range of eighteen-hole golf courses: Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, Ramblas de Orihuela, Villamartín and Lomas de Campoamor. One of the best is Lomas de Campoamor, with a 6,277 metre round and par 72. It offers golf lovers excellent grounds and facilities in a lush natural setting. Another golf course, Gol Quora is located nearby in the town of Torrevieja, which houses three of the best golf courses on the Costa Blanca. Pack your golf clubs now!
Orihuela’s palm grove, of Islamic origin, is the second-largest in Europe and one of the oldest!
Top 5 travel tips in Orihuela
If you love poetry, this route takes you through the historic quarter and focuses on the life of Orihuela-born poet Miguel Hernández. The route starts at the Fernando de Loazes’ public library, which houses the historical archives and where you can discover the poet’s work and career. Do not miss the opportunity to go to the Miguel Hernández House-Museum and Miguel Hernández Study Centre.2. Tempt your tastebuds with exquisite traditional cuisine
The delicious fresh fish and seafood, and local produce grown in the fertile floodplains of the Segura River are evident in Orihuela’s delicious traditional rice dishes. The most popular are seafood paella and arroz con costra or crusty rice, which is baked in the oven with a crust of beaten egg and longaniza sausage. You can also try chickpea stew with meatballs, pepitoria-style chicken, potato omelette with vegetables and spiced pork sausage, migas with chocolate, cantaloupe and grapes, and stewed beans. Recipes full of flavour and tradition.3. Live Moors and Christians Festival like a local
The festival of the Reconquest of the Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) festival takes place in July every year, when the streets of the historic quarter come alive with the colour and noise of various processions and events. A highlight of the programme is the Grand Parade in which the locals, dressed in costumes, commemorate the battles to control the land between the Moors and Christians. Relive history like never before!4. Stroll along the local markets
Well worth a visit are the local flea markets, which offer visitors a colourful variety of goods. Two beachside markets include Flamenca Beach, one of the largest in the region held every Saturday, and Aguamarina Beach, held every Thursday. Their food stalls are very popular and sell typical regional products. Other highlights include its traditional sweet stalls and other stalls selling clothes, shoes, bags, etc. When you grow tired of walking around, you can sit down and have breakfast or lunch at one of the bars or terraces!5. Step firmly on a walking holiday
Put your foot forward and get away from the beaches and resorts for a while if you want to enjoy the area at your own pace. Fresh air filling your lungs and stunning views along the Coastal Pathway where you can choose from five different routes: Dehesa de Campoamor, Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Playa Flamenca o Punta Prima. You can either walk it in one go from Campoamor to Punta Prima or do little sections of it. Stop along the way at the beautiful beaches and have a refreshment at a bar or simply take a picnic with you and enjoy it anywhere you fancy. Can’t wait to start?
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Orihuela
Based on our data, Orihuela has an average price of £101.84 per night, which is a relatively high one for a city in Spain.
If you want to save as much as possible during your visit to Orihuela, go there in January (£87.55 per night on average), December (£89.13), or November (£91.16) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When you look at renting a holiday letting in Orihuela, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of July (with an average of £117.86 per night), followed by August (£117.74), and June (£115.17).
Considering the figures observed in 2020, it is an excellent city for a spontaneous escape, since it has an average annual availablity of 61%, which is comparatively high.
December, November, and May are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of accommodations available, with respective average availability figures of 75.5%, 74.5% and 70%.
The months with the lowest properties available in Orihuela are, in order, August, July and February, with respective average availability figures of 33.8%, 45.25%, and 57.4%, based on data collected in 2020.
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